Boycotting Dunkin Donuts is so Trendy
If you haven't been following this whole thing about Rachael Ray and Dunkin Donuts, here's a quick recap:
Rachael Ray is in an online ad for Dunkin Donuts in which she appears, to some folks, to be wearing a keffiyeh. The right wing blogosphere goes after DD's and Ray for supporting terrorism (clearly!), blah blah blah, and announces a boycott.
Today DD's caved and removed the ad. They said that in fact Ray was wearing a "black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design" and that "Absolutely no symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of misperception, we will no longer use the commercial."
Hmm. So they are implying that if it had been a keffiyeh, it wouldn't have been okay.
A few hours ago the folks at ANSWER announced they are calling for a boycott of DD's because of that.
I'm in for the boycott. I sort of doubt they'll get very far (what is DD's going to do -- reinstate the ad?), but it's worth a try.